The Elder Scrolls Online studio is addressing the allegation of fan art used on cash shop skin
In July 2020, an artist named Relan Daevath created some Elder Scrolls Fanart featuring an incredible looking tattoo flash styled after some of the gods of the game’s fiction. This year, the same artist was surprised to see their desktop again… as part of a Crown Store skin sold by Elder Scrolls Online.
Relan drew attention to Tumblr and the situation Twitter, which in turn drew the attention of Redditors and sparked controversy among fans of the MMORPG. Relan seemed content to give a beaten shrug on the matter, but in one Follow-up tweet overnight he confirmed that ZeniMax Online Studios had contacted him and was investigating.
In fact, just an hour ago ZeniMax posted that it is working to make amends.
“We are aware of the situation with the ESO fan artist. It was never our intention to include community fan art without proper attribution. We are in contact with the artist and will work with them to ensure there is an appropriate solution.”
July 19, 2020 I posted this #tesonline Fan art on tumblr. Now in 2023 I see my art… in the ESO crown skin called MERCYMOTHER’S BODY ART (why Almalexia? Here it is Sotha Sil)
do you see any difference@TESOnline , Hello. It’s my art, but I don’t even get credit? pic.twitter.com/N4Vn3mEZEy
— Relan Daevath (@daevath) April 9, 2023
Oh thank you all for your support. It means a lot for a little artist. Elder Scrolls has a brilliant community 🙂
The TESO team wrote to me that they are “currently investigating this and hope to have an update for you as soon as possible”. OK, let’s wait)
— Relan Daevath (@daevath) April 10, 2023